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Practice management

We've gathered our top articles from Property in Practice on management in property practice. With articles on everything from recruitment and retention, to managing stakeholder expectations, our collection will help you ensure your firm or practice area runs efficiently and effectively for your people and clients

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Streets ahead

Streets ahead

6 June 2018By

Times are tough in the conveyancing market, putting the power in the hands of the client. So how can you ensure you stand out from the competition? Sue Bramall gives her 12 steps for success

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Top of the hill

6 March 2018By

Duncan Wood talks to Hillyer McKeown’s head of commercial property, Caroline Jones, about how her firm is winning awards for its innovative approach to IT in its conveyancing practice

Graham Murphy

Cautionary tales

7 March 2017By

Every day in this country, conveyancing firms face attempted attacks from cybercriminals. Graham Murphy offers some real-life tales of successful cybercrime, and looks at what those involved could have done to protect themselves

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Great minds

12 December 2016By

Lucy Trevelyan examines the personality traits and ‘soft skills’ best suited to being a property law professional, how to develop these skills, and what clients are looking for from their property solicitor

Pearl Moses

Handle with care

7 September 2016By

Residential conveyancing is once again the most complained about area of law, according to the Legal Ombudsman. Pearl Moses looks at how to mitigate some of the most common causes, and outlines complaints-handling best practice and regulatory requirements

Great expectations

Great expectations

9 December 2014By

In a rising market, the expectations placed on conveyancers, from not only clients, but also lenders, estate agents and mortgage brokers, can put a real strain on conveyancing practice. Paul Coombes explains how you can manage expectations and stay ahead

Snakes and ladders

Snakes and ladders

10 June 2014Updated: 2 September 2014By

With the property market looking up, many conveyancing firms are back in the recruitment market. But how can you ensure that you recruit the appropriate staff resource to cope with future market changes? Victor Olowe explains

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Aiming high

11 September 2013Updated: 21 September 2014By

In the first in a series of articles in association with the Law Society’s Law Management Section, Andrew Otterburn offers a simple solution to assessing and improving the profitability of your firm’s conveyancing work

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